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CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 9:35pm EST
scorecard, which has been the nationally accepted yardstick to rate congress on environment and energy issues. welcome, sara. i thank each member of our panel for providing bio. we have david kirby from freedom works. he is vice president of development at freedom works. freedom works has done itself a great service with its name. it has to be one of the better organizational names around town. it works on a number of level. it produces freedom. freedom works. i say congratulations to you on that. we need something kind of crisp like that. david is vice president of development at freedom works managing their fundraising operations. he is also a policy analysis at the cato institute. he is the author of a number of publications and studies with regard to libertarian voting habits in the age of the obama administration and current politics. welcome, david. brandon davis, from the service employees international union, seiu. brandon is the national political director. seiu represents over 2 million workers in healthcare, public and, property services. brandon leads the organization's pol
SFGTV2
Feb 8, 2013 11:00am PST
attention to the environment. people are very environment conscious and i see community aggregations also to have renewable energy. it makes me very happy because in italy we have been following this path for a very long time. for example in the first six months of this year we installed photovoltaic panels larger than the united states all put together. it shows you the extent of the revolution happening. i am sure italian companies will be happy to work with the local institutions that have started to generate projects that will somehow go in that direction, and also we want to have parties and communication activities to show the people in the street that it is important to have sustainable behaviors and not to leave a carbon footprint behind us. >> [inaudible] >> yeah, if i understand correctly because -- you said about the innovation -- if we? >> [inaudible] >> yeah, okay. well, we're going to have in the museum of computer science in mountain view an exhibition show casing what italians have done to create silicon valley. i mentioned one person but there are many other example
SFGTV2
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
2008 and she has been in congress for jobs and our environment and she been such a great champion of public transportation that even cal train named a loco motor after jackie spear. please welcome congress woman jackie spear. >> thank you mr. mayor. thank you secretary lahood. thank you to the incredible leadership, senator feinstein, nancy pelosi and mayor lee and the board of supervisors to chairman nol an from the sfmta. i am on pins and needles. do we have anything else to report? it's still at the same point we think they're in commercials. i am reminded from the song from "top gun" "take my breath away" and $942 million takes my breath away and i think to mayor lee for that amount i think we should get a leather flight jacket to thank mr. lahood for the great gift to our great city. the new money that is going to be used here is going to create 1,000 new jobs before the end of the year with many more jobs to come after that. that is something to applaud. thank you again secretary lahood for that. this is one point 7 miles very similar to the length of the golden ga
NBC
Feb 10, 2013 11:30am EST
the media environment that we live in in 2013. and from what i took away from that was, you know, a sense that because there isn't sort of this same vocabulary to talk about the issues that we face, it's harder for the extremes to necessarily come together. >> he also rejects the idea that this is on both houses. this will come off incredibly partisan that, no, they're the one who is are wrong. we have the right approach. >> in some sense it does. i mean, it is a much more sort of combative tone, i think the same thing we saw in the inaugural address. but i think that he really believes there's a wing of the republican party particularly in the house that is just out of step with the american people. i don't think he necessarily thinks that about the house leadership. i mean, he specifically in the interview called out boehner and the rest of the leadership and suggested that he thought that they were more moderate than the rest of the party. but i think that he feels where the country is now -- i'm sorry, where washington is now, that there are a lot of people who aren't necessarily repr
PBS
Feb 9, 2013 11:30am PST
to encouraging stewardship of the environment, land conservation, watershed protection and eliminating harmful chemicals. additional funding provided by: the colcom foundation. the wallace genetic foundation and by the charles a. frueauff foundation. >> this week on "to the contrary" >> it's given me a new mission and i get to do this. >> i needed to be in a position to have some kind of effect. >> i certainly want to help other republican women think about running for office. >> i see government as a tool to be able to help people. >> now i have an opportunity to join them to carry the torch for future generations for women and their families. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe on capitol hill for this special edition of "to the contrary." there are a record number of women are serving in the 113th congress. twenty in the senate, 78n th house. e % othe women serving in this session of congress are freshmen. this week we introduce you to some of them. >> i ran in 2006 because of my concerns of how our service members returning home from iraq and afghanistan were being treated. >> she didn't win in 2006
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
to be higher? the answer thus far is no. brian is correct a rise in a normalized environment isn't that big. >> have japanese bond rates gone up? >> not meaningfully. in the context t of what's happening they haven't actually done anything. the yen collapsed. interest rates are still low. >> lee munson. sometimes a little easy money isn't a bad thing. here in the united states we have easy money and we have easy profits still going up. i think people are under estimating our story as well, lee. >> i do. larry, i just want you to -- 2013 to be the year you learn to love the fed. i understand why you have perma bowls. the thing we have to remember is what could end this bull market? i don't think it's going to. we have to have the fed start tightening. they are not going to. number two, we have to have an inverted yield curve. there are emerging markets but not in the united states. it's great. so we have to have an over exuberance for markets and we don't. larry, in new mexico i still have to convince people to buy stock as part of a balanced portfolio. so we have japan. it was like this fou
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 11:00am EST
in the daily bustle of battles. that's very difficult in today's political environment. i had two touchdowns who helped me, that helping actually stay grounded as i carry out my lofty responsibilities as majority leader. the first was to occupy what is called the leaders desk. allen knows that will. you look at it everyday as our senate parliamentarian. the leaders desk is a very special special place. it has an ink well and a snuffbox. you pull open the drawer, and their you see the carved and written and handcarved signature of every leader who is occupied that desk. it won't surprise you that lbj is the largest and hardest carved in that drawer. but you look at that desk, and you witnessed those signatures. if that doesn't make you feel part of history, i don't know what ever will. senators who sit at those desks take on the challenge to guard and protect the liberties guaranteed in our constitution. it's the same challenge really that our soldiers take on as they fight and protect this great republic and democracy and distant lands. for which a million men and women have given their live
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 2:15pm EST
making sure his son and three sisters to have access to a school that had a safe environment in which to learn, to give an opportunity that they could see college as an option, an opportunity that mr. kelly did not have. within two years at a high school, he caught up to his classmates and now a student in college. and his sisters, who are here with us today as well, are attending the prep tower school of d.c.-- preparatory school of d.c. and on a similar path of opportunity. i visited the school yesterday, and it is amazing. it is making a real difference in the lives of kids who without that school could possibly be lost. and this is what is at stake, because now they have great teachers, terrific administrators, small class sizes and every kid has got to succeed. no one should deny them this opportunity. [applause] joyce eff kelly nor any parent joseph kelly nor any parent should have to wait for any school system to get their act together. throughout the country, there are promising signs that we can bring our schools and children together. san francisco public schools adopted a f
FOX Business
Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
, constant price appreciation on all sectors of the housing market, in environments where the economies are healthy or in recovery. liz: should you look at markets where there is strong blue chip companies operating? that is key? >> absolutely. where the governments are solvent, and where private sector expands and tax policies are positive, florida will do well, it is a zero income tax environment, and say in new york for example it is 14% i will see more migration of the "new yorker"s and entrepreneurs moving their business south, and bringing employees with them, and hiring, those markets i think will improve. liz: you know, i don't know, i have to say to myself, wait, are we in an air pocket in housing market. bond yields are rising, mortgage rates are tied to bond yields and they may be going up in the next year or so, should you grab it now. i'm saying interests could go up in next couple years. >> i think you are right, as the slow recovery continues, we'll see rates go up, but not for the next year or so, now, is the best time to be buying real estate, anyone who can, renters sh
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
and better for the small business. tell me how you find the environment right now for the small business owner and what should the government do now to facilitate more bottom line growth for those businesses? >> i think the government has to look at what is the most direct and em pactful way it support small and midsize businesses. when i look at these businesses, there are some businesses when they are so small that they are no longer viable because of the market environment. those are not the ones we are referring to. we need poor management or otherwise poor credit. we are looking at businesses who may be rely on access to capital as one component of just the ongoing operation of their business. so in answer to your question, the environment is one that still consists of, i guess, limited available liquidity and limited available credit rather for small businesses, often reflected when you look at national federation of independent business surveys. they always tend to be a lot less optimistic an those of the larger companies. >> chris, among the many boards you're on, biggest company
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
, the federal reserve creating this environment where there's few alternatives and it's not necessarily driven by fundamentals. so do fundamentals not matter. >> the fundamentals are still good. we're still looking at fairly attractive, s&p 500, only about 13. i think the fundamentals are there, and the fed hasn't gott gone away yet. the fed hasn't taken await punch bowl yet. >> maria, i would just add that i think earnings have been really very impressive, and that's the big difference in my mind this year versus last year. in addition to all this stimulus, global stimulus, earnings are actually a lot better. i know the expectations were low, but no one was thinking 6% to 7% earnings growth and, okay, fine, revenues are growing at 2.2%, but that tells me margins are actually holding up which is the other case that everyone thought margins were going to roll over, the resiliency in the face of what we just went through in the fourth quarter and i think that's actually very impressive and i think the stocks will continue to work higher as earnings continue to improve. >> you also have to mentio
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
knowledge but for them they live in a very insular environment and that insular environment is one that dictates to make a living and put food in their mouth and just what they're doing and kind of the problem that we have here. there's a demand in the united states for the drugs and there's a demand over there for them to survive and so that's the big picture. >> well, you know, we mentioned drugs and weapons. but what about exotic animals? how big is that industry and how can toure get a dragon? >> i can't help him facilitate anything illegal. >> come on. >> talk to him after the show. >> yeah right. okay. i mean, the thing is, i didn't realize how big the illegal animal trade is but the crime syndicates just as big if not bigger than the biggest drug syndicates in the world and all over in southeast asia and things do trickle back to here but talking about the animal trade, it is really a cultural thing. china's one of the main consumers of these products and what happens is like i went to cambodia, laos, thailand, all these places. these people are raised culturally to eat some
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
to make sure it works in the unforgiving investing environment where diversifying by sector loan is not enough. things have gotten out of control or irrational. you need five different areas covered. you need some gold. you need a dividend paying stock with a high yield. you need a growth stock. need something speculative and something foreign. particularly in a year when the dysfunction in capital is so darn palpable that you have to protect your portfolio from the chaos washington is putting us through. we have gone from being incredibly business friendly company to one that is capable of wrecking just about any business if congress and the president put their minds to it. isn't that the lesson of the partisanship and acrimony over the tax wranglings and the spend-a-th spend-a-thons. cover all five markets and you with win in any market. i'll teach you how to analyze stocks so you fill every position with the best possible names that you feel comfortable with and i feel comfortable with. first, what do we need? well, look, i did them first. we need gold. need gold because gold
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
it is less costly and in the environment with political instability, organized crime and then talks a lot about the focus of the national community much beyond the institutional capacity building and strengthening the cooperation. in mali the risks -- i hear a lot of talk and, the problem is not just you cannot just rely on the self-proclaimed representatives of all of the groups in northern mali. they are a minority. so one component among many. so any inclusive political solution should include but also other ethnic groups whether it be me the majority obviously or other ethnic actors. it has to be all inclusive. number two, there is the risk that we try to put nicely. it's exactly what others are waiting for them. they are just waiting to strike, for the opportunity which, and there are risks, right? we know based on the behavior of the forces especially with white skinned arabs. we know the african forces in which report they are by themselves these are one of the most feared for years and who they rely very heavily on them which is good because its, you know, it is the same climate s
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 4:20pm EST
was to create a stable environment of long-term political and social development. however, the program had not met its primary goals of extending the legitimacy of the afghan government nor had brought the government closer to the people. nor had a foster instability. my auditors found that each of the eight provinces with the most lgcd activity experienced dramatic increases in violence between 2006 and 2010. not be isolated, it did not achieve its intended goals. likewise, in july of last year, we issued a report on the afghan and restructure aip, which congress created. we found that five of the seven fiscal year 2011 projects were behind schedule and some of them may not achieve in the positive point affects for several years, if at all. we also are identified some instances were the projects resulted in the adverse affects, because they either created an expectation gap or lacked citizen support. assessments to support the coin strategy in the coming years, including an audit their we will initiate on the stabilization projects. the questions that should be asked our -- under the afgh
NBC
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> you are looking at what's the latest piece of debris from the japanese tsunami almost two years ago to wash up on our shores, at least. 30-foot-long boat found bottom-up on the sand at a central oregon beach. scientists say they're not all that worried about environmental damage from this one. >>> here's a contender for vacation video of the year. an arizona woman sight-seeing off the coast of mexico gets very close to some humpback whales. a female and her calf were playing with some seals, having a close encounter with a small boat, as if to show there was no harm done, the adult breached just feet from the tour boat for the photo of a lifetime. >>> a connecticut congressman is asking steven spielberg for a correction in his movie "lincoln." he points out in the movie as congress voted to ratify the 13th amendment ending slavery, two of c
NBC
Feb 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> some good news tonight about the nasty flu season we've been enduring in this country. cdc says flu activity is down. we have probably, probably seen the worst of the season. flu activity was listed as widespread this week. 38 states at least down from 42 states last week. news remains bad for the elderly, however, with more than 50% of hospitalizations in patients over 65. >>> we got word today jesse jackson jr. has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors and has admitted to campaign finance violations. he resigned his house seat he's held for the past 17 years back in november. he acknowledged using campaign contributions to buy personal items, including a rolex watch and furniture. his sentence will be decided by a federal judge and could include still prison time. >>> the bush family, including both for
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ ♪ >> pelley: since the killings at sandy hook elementary school there has been a lot of talk about getting guns out of the hands of people not entitled to have them. well, california is trying, but john blackstone has found it's a lot easier said than done. >> reporter: we rode along with special agent john marsh of the state's department of justice as his team prepared to confiscate guns from a man in stockton, california. >> he's a felon, and he has two handguns still registered to him. >> reporter: it's tense work. the people the agents are looking for are convicted felons or mentally unstable, and they have guns. the state has a list of about 20,000 such people with 40,000 guns, but because of budget restrictions there are only 33 agents to find them. you've got a backlog. >> a huge backlog right now. >> reporter: because it takes so much manpower to do this safely. >> yes
PBS
Feb 8, 2013 4:30pm PST
whyhy away from rapidly growing companies in this environment? >> well, i think what you're seeing is a slow-down in earnings growth. but on the other hand, the economy is doing somewhat better than it was, let's say six months ago. so investors who come into the year looking for very fast earnings growth as justification for their stock prices may be somewhat disappointed. so the economy is getting a little bit better, but wave come out of the recession. we've had a full recovery in profits, so here, going forward, we pect to see slower growth and cnsisncy, think, is the key in that kind of environment. >> tom: you mentioned a full recovery in profits. are stocks, broadly speaking, at this level expensive given the lack of earnings growth that you forecast? >> i don't think they're either expensive or cheap. and the reason i say that is because the standard & poors 500, which is a proxy for the stock market, has about $100 of earnings expected underneath it and it trades at $1500. with the stock market trading at 15 times underlying eaings, that's aut a normal valuation for the ma
PBS
Feb 8, 2013 7:30pm PST
on our news panel tonight are paul rogers, "san jose mercury news" environment writer. peter hecht, "sacramento bee reporter" and author of "weed land" due out later this year from university of california press. and kara swisher, editor of "all things digital." well, silicon valley's economic growth is outpacing the rest of the state in terms of jobs and per capita income. posting some of the highest numbers since the recession. that according to a study released today at the annual state of the valley conference in san jose. kara, you were there with the movers and shakers in the valley. give us a sense of the mood. are people feeling good about the economy? >> it's the one part of the economy across globally that the u.s. excels in and continues to excel in, and, you know, there's been a lot of job growth in the area, a lot of innovation. some of the stocks are up, not all of them. it's a good time right now especially in an economy that has issued all over the place. >> one of the things that came out in the state of the valley report is san francisco has grown as a tech hub an
PBS
Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm PST
. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> every single bite needed to be tasted. >> wow. >> it's like a great big hug. >> my parents put chili powder in my baby food. >> everywhere all over the table. >> my stomach is g >>> hi, i'm lesl
SFGTV2
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
is a matter of social justice. but if we can't have environments where students feel comfortable attending school, being comfortable with themselves and in themselves in a school environment we will never have students that are predicated in a way to be able to learn. we have to have safe schools. so what we did this year, when all of our administrators came back from summer break, every administrator from principals to the purchasing manager, everyone saw bully this year. and we spent a full year with our bifl department of student, family and community resources, we spent a full day debriefing that movie and going through a process where we talked about it and it was amazing to see grown adults having these realizations about what bullying meant to them and having a commitment from every administrator in our district that we will not allow that to happen this year and that will be one of the focus areas this year. so the ability to have these children now watch the movie as well was extremely moving to us yesterday. i just have to share one anecdote from that movie. we had a question
SFGTV2
Feb 4, 2013 12:30pm PST
a healthy safe and inclusive environment for all school students, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing tre
CBS
Feb 8, 2013 4:30am EST
the environment and put some cash into your pocket or an invitation to thieves to steal your cell phones and tablets? >> a company that buys and resells cell phones in the middle of a disagreement with cathy lanier, gary nurenberg has more right now. >> reporter: it's called an ecoatm offers you instant money for a cell phone. >> people love the instantaneous cash right off the bat. >> reporter: do you have the device with you? lots of devices out there. >> there's over 300 million unrecycled phones in the united states that are no longer being used. >> reporter: ecoatm protects the environment and your local community. d.c. police chief cathy lanier said on thursday many of the stoles are stolen -- phones are stolen. >> we have a difference of opinion. >> reporter: the machines don't make it easy for thieves. >> to sell a device you must be 18 years of age. present a valid government issued photo id and provide a thumbprint. your id will be verified remotely by a human and your device will be matched against the stolen device data base. >> reporter: one works in fair oaks mall. >> my vi
CBS
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am EST
technology, describe the technology right, in the communications environment. and so we not only have to you know figure out how to comply with these and describe that up such that the rule themselves can take into account right, that interaction. those rules that need to protect privacy. >> right. >> bring in the constitution. the statutes, the executive orders, et cetera. >> how do you work -- you obviously work closely with the nsa inspector general. what do each of you do and how do you complement one another in the entire process? >> that's a question i get all the time even on the resourcing issue. why do we have both of you? i think -- we talk all the time. so -- >> which is good. >> which is good. the -- the important thing is i think and inspector general has a degree of independence. right? we -- and that's important. right to have a structural independence, obviously they're within nsa but structurally independent so they can come in and very, very objectively right, evaluate and review and audit a compliance officer and a compliance organization is there really as more of a rules
FOX Business
Feb 4, 2013 11:00am EST
in the new product is more expensive than other fluids but safer for the environment. checking the stock, how burton down a little bit today. japan airlines grown in the dreamliner will cost the company nearly 7.8 million in revenue. after a battery united flames and smoke. japan airlines said it would seek compensation from boeing for the lost revenue. they have yet to identify the causally battery problems. and the numbers are in for the super bowl. 48.1, better than ever for the nielsen numbers beating last year's giants and patriots. a great game last night. twitter also exploded, 24 million plus about the game. the peak came at halftime when beyoncÉ was performing. dagen: you would think that is the overall, but some people turn their tv sets off during the power outage because it was such a lead, looks like he was stinking. connell: they say the game with the two quick touchdowns right after the power outage and 28-20, so much for this, i will not go to bed, and it went later than we thought because of the power going out. dagen: a little new orleans voodoo working magic against the ra
FOX Business
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
national debt? with economic growth at best, 3.6%, how will markets behave in that environment? >> i think, overall, the equity markets are looking at substantially lower growth and higher deficits. these negotiations need to work out to be reasonably positive for the financial markets. these projections are really subject to massive change depending on the negotiations. overall, equity investors are basically hunker down for a long period of very slow growth. to, 2.5%. lori: how do you expect markets to react as we go to this budget negotiation? >> equity markets are anticipatory by nature. basically, the report in early december was to ignore these negotiations in washington. i do not think you will see devastating news come out of this process. hopefully we will see something more positive and get on a more sustainable path on the deficit front. in all likelihood, you are not likely to see big changes. lori: what is the best way to be investing around the dow here? >> i do believe that, basically, use pullbacks as a buying opportunity. yesterday was a bit of a reality check for investor
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
environment -- we did an extensive analysis to try to make sense why we have had the problem and have had so long. host: if you would like to join the conversation from eastern and central time zones -- mountain and pacific -- and if you are a health professional -- laudan aron, here are the numbers, and we see where the united states ranks in life expectancy compared to other countries. who in the study are the comparison points and how the u.s. to? guest: the panel basically compared the health outcomes in the united states to 16 other high-income democracies. it western europe, canada, australia, japan. basically countries we consider our peers in a number of the means. we ranked dead last in life expectancy among males and the comparison group and next-to- last for females. life expectancy at birth is a cumulative indicator of multiple causes of death. but as we can see, we are not doing very well. host: the disadvantage appears to exist across all ages and demographics. do you have a sense of why? guest: well, one of the real striking findings was how many different domains we are falli
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